6,189
Students
Financial aid thermometer
14,493
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
80
80%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Southern Maine is a Comprehensive institution located in Portland, ME, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME  04103
United States
Contact Admissions
Email: admitusm@maine.edu
Phone: 207-780-5670

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Exercise Physiology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations Related Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Trade And Industrial Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Therapeutic Recreation Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Criminology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Social Sciences Related Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music Performance Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,111
Applied
3,299
Accepted
6,189
Enrolled
80%
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Female Admissions

2,442
Females Applied
2,022
Females Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,669
Males Applied
1,277
Males Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.16
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
One recommendation
Other requirements: Audition for music majors

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,130
In-state
21,390
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,390
Full-time student fees
9,450
Room & board
5,000
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

14,493
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,808
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,180
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,963
Avg. Loan Aid
4,234
Avg. Grant Aid
9,010
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
81%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
49%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,189
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
12%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.34%
Black or African American 4.22%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.71%
Asian 2.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 2.73%
Other 14.49%

Gender

Male (42.49%)
Female (57.51%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 24%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Fling, Husky Fest and Theatre and Music Performers

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Outing and Ski Clubs, Gorham Events Board, Commuter Student Group and Circle K

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
security lighting, preventive programs within residence halls

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

662
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 265
Part-time - 397
Male - 289
Female - 373